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September 2017

Kari at Sea Salt – Minnehaha Falls

September 22 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sea Salt Eatery, 4825 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55417 United States
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I'm very excited to say that I will be singing Nordic songs and inviting the Stavers in the House rhythm and voice group to join me at Minnehaha Falls for an Equinox Sound Celebration! Join me for a beautiful Fall Equinox Friday of Old Norse poems, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, and Danish songs set to staff rhythm, vocal looping, and possibly even a birch bark horn. It is a casual and beautiful place to sing the praises of Nature and our…

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Rune Lore with Kari Tauring Ætt Three

September 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$30

Kari kicks off her 2017-2018 teaching schedule with this three-part rune lore course Thursday Evenings September 14, 21, and 28. $30 each or three for $90. Space is limited. Let us know you are coming! The Norse Runes are more than just letters in an ancient alphabet. They are symbols with sounds, meanings, and stories that describe the ancient migrations into the the Nordic lands from the Ice Age to the present. Ru is the Sanskrit root of Indo-European runes…

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October 2017

Nordic Roots at Norway House – October

October 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Norway House, 913 E. Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404 United States
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$20

Kari will tell stories and share knowledge of the key seasonal events in our ancestor's lives. Join Kari at Norway House where you will sit together, hear stories, ask questions, and learn about how these rituals and seasonal activities can enrich our lives. Preregister by calling the store, 612.729.9333, or pay at the Also Ingebretsen's Kaffe Bar at the time of the class. $20 At Norway House.  All classes meet on Saturdays, from 10:30 to 11:30 October 14 – Winter Finding – Ancestor…

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FRITHGARD! Gathering in Kansas City

October 19 @ 8:00 am - October 22 @ 5:00 pm

Kari will be joining area kindreds at a retreat near Kansas City to share her expertise in Nordic song, dance, staff carrying traditions including her original system Volva Stav, and Baltic/Finnic sweat traditions! If you are in the area and would like to know more about this gathering, please contact Kari directly by email - kari@karitauring.com.

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November 2017

Nordic Womens Retreat – November

November 4 @ 9:00 am - November 5 @ 1:00 pm
Danish American Center, 3030 W River Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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The ice is begining to form it's hard cover over the waters of our dreams, locking in the patterns according to Nature's designs. Help yourself set the intention of those patterns before they are hard frozen until Spring! Kari Tauring and the Volva Stav Guild would like to welcome you to the second season of retreats begining with what is often celebrated as the "new year" in Old Norse and Celtic traditions. At the end major harvests, grains and fruits,…

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Nordic Roots at Norway House – November

November 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Norway House, 913 E. Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404 United States
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$20

November 25th - Thanksgiving and Gifting in Norse tradition The rune Jera is harvest and also a name of the Earth goddess who was the mother of Thor. Gifu is the rune of reciprocity and balance in relationships. These are the keys to agriculturally based ancestor ways. It is also important to understand that as immigrants and settlers to this land, our thanks to indigenous peoples must, necessarily, run deep and gain expression. In Old Norse, this is called shild.…

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December 2017

Nordic Roots at Norway House – December

December 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
$20

Join Kari at Norway House - 913 E. Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404 December 16 – Juletid – From St. Lucy (December 13) to St. Knut (January 13) is the time of Jul (Yule in Anglo-Saxon) when Winter Solstice is experienced. It is dark, all the time. So what we must do is gather and create our own light! We will discuss the common effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder and how our ancestors combatted this depression with food, music, games,…

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January 2018

Nordic Roots at Norway House – January

January 6, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Norway House, 913 E. Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404 United States
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$20

January 6 is called 12th Night on the old church calendar, the 12th day of Christmas when Wassailing would take place. Waes du hael (To your health) in Old Anglo-Saxon is the root of the word Wassail! Community Horn Ceremony in Old Norse tradition happened when folk would gather at the Winter and Summer Solstices and were an essential component of sharing our best work, tightening community bonds, and honoring our ancestors. We will learn a few rituals and their accompanying…

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February 2018

Nordic Roots at Norway House – February

February 17, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Norway House, 913 E. Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404 United States
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$20

February 17 – Klippe Sauen; Shearing the Sheep After over-wintering in the barns and just before the births of the lambs, the sheep are starting to get shaggy and in need of a clipping! Wool work is a deeply ancient way to connect with our Scandinavian ancestors. Everyone had to do some sort of work around wool whether it was carding, spinning, weaving, knitting, or felting. The Norwegian song, Klippe Sauen, gives verses and motions to all of this essential…

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March 2018

Nordic Roots at Norway House – March

March 10, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Norway House, 913 E. Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404 United States
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$20

March 10 – Sap Rising in the World Tree Our final Nordic Roots meet up for the year concerns the World Tree - but also the trees in our own back yards! There is a certain kind of weather that is needed for sugar maples to produce their sweetest sap. This combination of warm days and cold nights was essential to our ancestors both in America and in Scandinavia where Birch trees were tapped. We will explore the nine worlds…

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